Issue 116 - Special Research Edition / July 23rd, 2020

This Month in Dentistry Research



Dr. Macdonald Joins Expert Panel for CDA Oasis Live

In this installment of the ongoing CDA Oasis Live webcasts, Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald joins an expert panel to discuss vulnerable populations and the implications of her work as a medical anthropologist to help share the future of oral health care practice and education in Canada.

Watch now.



McGill researchers awarded $33 million from NSERC Discovery Grant Program

In the 2020 Discovery Grants competition, 137 McGill researchers received funding totalling more than $33 million. Among them, Drs. Svetlana Komarova and Etienne Vachon-Presseau received support for their research exploring complex cellular interactions in bones, and mapping cortical pain circuits, respectively.

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Dr. Meloto Receives Edwards Foundation Grant in Pain Research

The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation Grant in Pain Research has been awarded to Dr. Carolina Meloto, who will investigate the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie the transition from acute to chronic lower back pain. 

Read more about the Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation



Student Publication Featured on JADA Cover

Graduate student Amin Najirad's research published in the Journal of American Dental Association (JADA) has been chosen as the cover story for the journal's July edition. The cover article investigated the impact of osteogenesis imperfecta on the oral health of children and adolescents.

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Dentistry Researchers Publish Findings on Canadian Dental Education in JDE

A recent paper in the ADEA Journal of Dental Education from Faculty members Drs. Svetlana TikhonovaMary Ellen Macdonald et al. investigates the core cariology curriculum in Canadian dental education.

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Dentistry Researchers to Investigate COVID-19 Incidence Rate among Dentists

Nine McGill University-led projects are among the 139 selected for funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)’s COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity, including Drs. Paul Allison and Sreenath Madathil's long term study of the COVID-19 incidence rates among dentists.

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Dr. Maryam Tabrizian Receives New Tier 1 CRC

Dr. Maryam Tabrizian is among the 13 new Tier 1 Canada Research Chair recipients at McGill. We are  proud to announce Dr. Tabrizian is the Canada Research Chair in Regenerative Medicine and Nanomedicine, CIHR.

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Dr. Belinda Nicolau Joins CDA Oasis Live on July 24

Tune in to this Oasis-CADR Live event on Friday, July 24 (4PM EST) to hear three of CADR members, including Faculty of Dentistry Professor Dr. Belinda Nicolau, discuss some recent clinically-relevant oral cancer research.

Tune in live.



Kaartinen Lab receives Summer Scholar

Dr. Mari Kaartinen is among the few select research lab directors to receive a Summer Scholar as part of the McGill Initiative for Computational Medicine. As a Summer Scholar, McGill student Anny Hang (Computer Science and Biology major) will support the Kaartinen Lab's work on matrix biology.

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Quebec Pain Research Network Funds Dentistry Study on Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse

Drs. Luda Diatchenko and Marc Martel have received funding from the Quebec Pain Research Network to study molecular network underlying chronification of postoperative pain  and opioid misuse in postoperative patients. The QPRN Pilot Program is a springboard to initiate and promote innovative research.

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